Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
Deau Louis Memory Cognac
Considered to be the masterpiece of the family collection, Deau Louis Memory radiates its venerable tradition. A very old 100% Grande Champagne Hors d’Age Cognac, with an endlessly unfolding aftertaste, it’s a fine selection from the Premier Cru region. Revered for its ability to produce such exceptional eaux-de-vie that is light, floral and lengthy on the palate, the unique geological makeup of this small area is outstanding. The fossilized remnants in the soil date back to the Jurassic period, when the Atlantic Ocean covered a large area and sediments were deposited. Millions of years later, the soil is high in chalk content allowing vines to grow and flourish. Combined with an optimal maritime climate, it certainly deserves its status as the “Premier Cru”. Impressively, the oldest eaux-de-vie in this blend dates back to 1916, which explains the maroon glow that captures the eye at first glance. From the initial introduction to the endlessly lingering aroma on the finish, it’s a fine work of art.
The Louis Memory is the masterpiece of the family collection. Its name is an homage to Louis Deau, who settled in Cognac in the 17th century to first establish this long-standing Cognac heritage. A house that combines the mastership of ageing and blending to an expert degree, it’s an impressive selection from a reputable house.
Deau Louis Memory Awards
LOUIS MEMORY Hors d'Age has been awarded numerous medals:
- Silver Medal at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles in 2015
- Silver Medal with a special mention at the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2015
- Gold Medal at the China Wine and Spirit Awards in 2013
- Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition CWSA in 2014
Once again, the artistic sensibility of the family has left its mark.
Presentation of the bottle
Presented in a prestigious decanter with a heavy silver stopper, the display of the bottle is almost as impressive as what lies beneath it. Simple, understated and undeniably sophisticated it is a piece that every Cognac lover will appreciate. A unique off-center teardrop shape, it’s certainly a showcase to display. A piece of true extravagance, the magical elixir is protected by an elegant purple gift box. Offering a truly spectacular display for a Cognac that is more than worthy.
How to enjoy
There is absolutely no other way of enjoying Deau Louis Memory than neat and at room temperature. By warming it with your hand, a beautiful bouquet will reveal itself. This is a Cognac you want to be enjoyed by the fireplace, or after a beautiful dinner.
Nose Dried tangerine peel, grape gummy bear, and dried flowers slowly appeared. Then there's dried fig and the fruitiness became fresher, which turned it into oxidised apple and peach. The evolution went on, a little bit of creamy chocolate, apple peel, maple syrup, and cherry soda. There's also...
This review is based on a sample bottle. It tastes lighter and more elegant than I have expected from reading the official notes. The honey note is strong on the palate, and the cognac is a bit too sweet for my tastebuds. However, it doesn't change the fact that this is a very well made Hors d'Age....
Superb in Every Way!!
I’m surprised by the Lower scores on this cognac… I find this is my favorite reasonably priced Hors D’age cognac… when I compare it to others, I find I only repeat buy this one… very consistent… beautiful nose with lots of rancio indicative of a very old cognac… well balanced taste profile...
Dark red mahogany befitting it’s average age (40 years). Complex and balanced nose, floral, but fruit sweet, vanilla like in baking. After an instant alcohol bite spice notes with more taste than body. Not a “slap yo mama” cognac, but rather a cognac to impress your father-in-law. Refined....
December 1 - A very nice start of the Advent Calendar
What a nice start of the Advent Calendar 2021! This is a super smooth cognac with some spices. It looks great in the glass, and the bottle is beautiful. It is a bit reserved on the nose, it takes time for the aromas to appear. After some time in the glass it opens up and you can find darker tones...
Deau Louis Memory is a blend of 100% Grande Champagne, and the oldest eau-de-vie in the blend dates back to 1916. The initial nose brings some sweet fruit notes. As it opens, some fig and cinnamon appear, along with some rancio, indicating some old eau-de-vie in the blend. Fruit, cinnamon and some...
Love the decanter
I personally like the Deau products, especially those ones with this special decanter. They are looking fantastic! If you ask me Deau Black, Deau XO or Deau Louis Memory I would go for the Louis Memory. I personally like the taste most. But they all are good Cognacs.
About DEAU Cognac
With a history stretching all the way back to the 17th century, more than 300 years ago, the house of Deau is a true treasure among the artisanal producers of Cognac. Originally the brand grew and distilled all of its eaux-de-vie to be sold to other Cognac houses, however in more recent years, DEAU began producing under its own name. In honour of its family history and traditions, the brand is now making its mark on the Cognac industry with its own personal style and contemporary flair. All of DEAU’s Cognacs combine the mastership of aging and blending with luxurious and sophisticated design. This is the perfect gift for Cognac lovers, especially those with a soft spot for beautiful bottles.
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